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Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

Oct 1, 2013

Law Enforcement

LAPD: Sex assault suspect targets aspiring male models
Police Monday sought additional victims of a 34-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting at least two males. On the morning of Sept. 24, John Everett Perry approached a 15-year-old boy in Los Feliz and asked him if he was interested in modeling, Los Angeles police said. "When the victim expressed an interest, Perry lured him into his vehicle, where he sexually assaulted him," police said. Approximately 45 minutes later, Perry approached a second male victim inside a Starbucks located in the 2900 block of Los Feliz Boulevard.

Party bus death: Motorists who hit fallen passenger may have fled
Authorities are investigating whether some of the drivers who struck a man who fell out of a "party bus" on the 101 Freeway over the weekend fled the scene. The 24-year-old man was killed after he fell out of the vehicle early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. After falling out of the party bus about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, "the passenger was subsequently struck by an unknown vehicle as well as multiple other vehicles," according to the CHP.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD will no longer let many unlicensed drivers leave traffic stop in their cars
Los Angeles Police Department officers will no longer be letting many unlicensed drivers leave a traffic stop with their cars now that Chief Charlie Beck has rescinded a controversial impound policy known as Special Order 7 - for the time being. On Sept. 23, Beck and the city of Los Angeles lost the latest round of a legal bid to keep the policy in place, when Superior Court Judge Terry Green struck down the order, saying it conflicted with state law and was an attempt to supersede it.
Los Angeles Daily News

L.A. city attorney will appeal ruling on LAPD vehicle impound policy
Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer confirmed Monday that he would appeal a judge's ruling that struck down the city Police Department's contentious vehicle impound policy. Feuer said he will ask a state appeals court this week to set aside the judge's ruling pending the outcome of the lengthy appeal. If that request is granted, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck would be free to reinstate the impound rules, which he rescinded Friday.
Los Angeles Times

Government Shutdown

Absolutely everything you need to know about how the government shutdown will work
A federal government shutdown is now upon us. The House and Senate couldn't agree on a bill to fund the government, and time has run out. Let's take a look at how this will work. Not all government functions will simply evaporate come Oct. 1 - Social Security checks will still get mailed, and veterans' hospitals will stay open. But many federal agencies will shut their doors and send their employees home, from the Environmental Protection Agency to hundreds of national parks.
Washington Post

The FBI can't investigate terrorists and fraudsters due to budget cuts
We now look to be hurtling toward a shutdown of the U.S. government. While you can't completely rule out a last-ditch deal, the real questions now revolve around "How long will it last?" and "Will the resolution also raise the debt ceiling?" and "How vicious will the circular firing squad and bigger recriminations be among House and Senate Republicans be after a deal is struck?"
Washington Post

Freeways & Streets

7-hour closure coming Sunday to part of interchange of 5, 10 freeways
Transportation officials are warning motorists of prolonged closures to ramps and connectors near the I-5 and I-10 interchange on Sunday. The closures just south of downtown Los Angeles will last seven hours, from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m., and are designed for so-called "swarm" maintenance that will allow some 200 people to do maintenance work at once.
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s pocket parks are flourishing, supporters say
A plan to increase the pedestrian friendliness of Los Angeles by blocking off parallel parking spaces and creating pocket parks on the adjacent sidewalk appears to be flourishing, according to city officials and backers of the project. The pilot program could expand as a result of its success, they said. The pocket parks, also called parklets, provide greenery, bike racks and a place to sit. They are typically no bigger than 6 feet wide and 20 feet long, or 120 square feet.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Planning Commission nominees include John Mack, Richard Katz
Mayor Eric Garcetti completed his appointments to the city Planning Commission on Monday, announcing the full list of nine nominees that includes civil rights leader John Mack and former Assembly Minority Leader Richard Katz. Mack most recently served on the city Police Commission, and Katz served on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. "These commissioners will help us strengthen each of Los Angeles' unique neighborhoods," Garcetti said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Changes sought in L.A.'s $650 million Grand Avenue Project
Underwhelmed by conceptual plans for a key component of the Grand Avenue Project, Los Angeles city and county officials gave the developer three months to come up with a better idea for building a $650-million landmark across the street from Walt Disney Concert Hall. They rescinded their decision to reject the conceptual plans last week, and granted developer Related Companies an extension to craft a new proposal.
Los Angeles Daily News


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